Mitchell in November 2007
|Born||Kel Johari Rice Mitchell
August 25, 1978
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Tyisha Hampton (m. 1999-2005)
Asia Lee (m. 2012)
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer and rapper. He is known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, as the Invisible Boy in the 1999 Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush superhero satire film Mystery Men, his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, his role as Ed in the film and All That sketch Good Burger, as the voice of Dutch in the Disney XD cartoon Motorcity, and as Ray in the 2006 sequel to Like Mike, Like Mike 2: Streetball. He currently stars as Double G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.
Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson starred in the series Kenan & Kel from 1996 to 2000, they also starred in the 1997 film, Good Burger, which grew out of one of his sketches from All That. The duo also appeared together in an episode of Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, four episodes of The Steve Harvey Show, and they appeared in a special two-part episode of Cousin Skeeter. They were also featured in an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Outside of his ventures with Kenan Thompson, Mitchell provided the voice of a mild-mannered and playful dog named T-Bone in the children's cartoon series Clifford the Big Red Dog, alongside John Ritter, from 2000 to 2003. Additionally, he made an appearance in the 2004 Kanye West music video All Falls Down as a luggage collecting valet. Mitchell co-hosted Dance 360 with Fredro Starr; the show lasted for only one season. From 2005 until 2006, Mitchell portrayed Manny Sellers in the sitcom One on One, and in 2007 Mitchell starred in BET's new series Take the Cake. Some of his other credits include Honeydripper and Mystery Men.
He auditioned for Saturday Night Live in 2003, but lost to his Kenan & Kel co-star Kenan Thompson (who became the first cast member to be younger than the show itself - born in 1978, three years after SNL premiered).
In March 2008, he filmed his writing and producing debut, Dance Fu, in which he also starred as the lead role. Also in 2008, Mitchell appeared in two Detroit-based stage productions, Affairs and Laundromat, the latter written by Carlos Faison and also starred comedian Buddy Lewis, Leanne "Lelee" Lyons of R&B group SWV, celebrity impersonator/stage actor Matt Macis, and accomplished vocalist and performer Lauren "Lexxi" Alexis. Mitchell was a part of G4's Attack of the Show!, playing various characters. He also has a recurring role on the PBS Kids show Curious George.
Mitchell is currently a cast member on Dan Schneider's sitcom, Game Shakers, which premiered on Nickelodeon on September 12, 2015. Mitchell plays the role of rap-superstar and business partner of the Game Shakers company, Double G.
On September 23, 2015, Mitchell appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in a skit featuring his iconic role as Ed from Good Burger. Mitchell was also reunited with his former Kenan & Kel co-star Kenan Thompson who reprised his iconic role as "Lester Oakes, Construction Worker" .
Mitchell was born in Chicago, grew up in the city's West Side, in the Austin neighborhood. He was married to Tyisha Hampton-Mitchell for six years until their divorce in 2005. Mitchell also has two sisters, Kenyatta and Kyra. He remarried on February 25, 2012 to rapper Asia Lee. He is a convert to Christianity.
|1994-1999||All That||Himself||Main role|
|1996-2000||Kenan & Kel||Kel Kimble||Lead role|
|1996-1998||The Steve Harvey Show||Vincent||4 episodes|
|1997||Sister, Sister||Todd||Episode: "Inherit the Twin"|
|1998||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Himself||Episode: "Sabrina's Choice"|
|1998-1999||Figure It Out||Himself||Panelist|
|1999||The Amanda Show||Himself||Episode: "Episode 1"|
|1999||Cousin Skeeter||Kel Kimble||Episode: "Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|2000||Two Heads Are Better Than None||Kel Kimble||Television film|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Stephen Dick Clark||Episode: "Hit and Run"|
|2000-2003||Clifford the Big Red Dog||T-Bone||Main voice role
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2001, 2002)
|2000-2001||City Guys||Malcolm||Episodes: "Makin' Up is Hard to Do", "Dances with Malcolm"|
|2001||The Proud Family||Carlos||Voice role; episode: "Forbidden Date"|
|2002||The Nick Cannon Show||Himself||Episode: "Nick Takes Over Style"|
|2003||The Parkers||Freddy||3 episodes|
|2004||Clifford's Puppy Days||Bill Mazer||Voice role, 2 episodes|
|2004||Half & Half||Marlon||Episode: "The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode"|
|2005||My Coolest Years||Himself||Episode: "The Rich Kids"|
|2005||All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special||Himself||Television special|
|2005||Complete Savages||Sid||Episode: "The Complete Savages in... 'Hot Water'"|
|2005-2006||One on One||Manny Sellers||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2007||Polly and Marie||Kevin||Television film|
|2008||Attack of the Show!||Wayne-Bo||Episode #1.767|
|2009||Nite Tales: The Series||Marty Mac||Episode: "Ima Star"|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Various characters||Voice role; television special|
|2010||Pink Panther and Pals||Ant||Main voice role|
|2012||Good Luck Charlie||M.C.||Episode: "Battle of the Bands"|
|2012||Motorcity||Dutch||Main voice role|
|2012||The First Family||Shady/Swash||Episodes: "The First Makeover", "The First Embarrassment"|
|2012-2015||Wild Grinders||Jay Jay||Main voice role|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Peezy B||Episode: "#PeezyB"|
|2014||The Thundermans||Sensei||Episode: "Have An Ice Birthday"|
|2014||Friends of the People||Kel||Episode: "Hustle Gods"|
|2014||Liv & Maddie||Q pop||Episode: "Howl-A-Rooney"|
|2015||Ridin' with Burgess||Lamar||Voice role; episode: Pilot|
|2015||VeggieTales in the House||Voice role|
|Game Shakers||Double G||Main role|
|2016||Double Dare Anniversary Special||Himself||Contestant in first game filmed at San Diego Comic-Con|
|2017||Henry Danger||Double G||Crossover special: "Danger Games"|
|2018||Wild 'N Out||Himself||All That Reunion special|
|1999||Mystery Men||Invisible Boy|
|2000||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||Martin|
|2004||Kel Videos Live - This Face Belongs on the Tube||Himself||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||Kel Videos Live - Is That the Mitchell's Boy?||Himself||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||T-Bone||Voice role|
|2005||Ganked||Ricky Barry||Direct-to-video film|
|2006||Like Mike 2: Streetball||Ray||Direct-to-video film|
|2006||Where Is Love Waiting||Tony|
|2008||Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2||Curtis||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||See Dick Run||Rich Jones|
|2011||Dance Fu||Chicago Pulaski Jones/Pretty Eyed Willy||Direct-to-video film; also co-writer and co-producer|
|2011||Battle of Los Angeles||Lt. Tyler Laughlin||Direct-to-video film|
|2013||Caught on Tape||Marlon|